Myths and controversies

Be cautious of any information obtained from unmonitored sources.

The Internet and the media offer all kinds of information about cancer and our health. Some of it is helpful, some of it is not quite right – and some of it is dangerously wrong. It’s important to be aware of health risks, but you need to be sure you’re getting information from sources you can trust.

Here are some questions we’re often asked – and the truth from the experts.

Is an alkaline diet better for me?

Do antiperspirants cause breast cancer?

Does wearing a bra increase my risk of breast cancer?

Is cancer contagious?

Should I be concerned if disposable water bottles freeze or overheat?

Do some foods prevent or cure cancer?

Is my cancer risk higher if many people around me have it?

Can a physical blow or injury cause cancer?

Should I put plastic containers in the microwave?

Do root canals cause cancer?

Does stress cause cancer?

What's the link between sugar and cancer?

Does surgery cause cancer to spread?

What have you heard?

Have you heard a rumour you’re concerned about – or a “fact” that doesn’t seem right?

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